I am humbled to announce that I will be spending this summer in Cambridge, MA working as a PhD intern with Microsoft Research's Social Media Collective. I am excited to spend 12 weeks doing something other than thinking about my dissertation (whew!). I will be working with a scholar whose work I am really fascinated by (Dr. Nancy Baym) and I will be using this time to think about DIY musicians, their usage of social media and how they build maintain an audience without corporate backing. It is my hope that this work may be something that I can carry out as a longer term research project that thinks about how media technologies are changing the nature of work in the 21st century. Stay tuned for updates on how this project is going through my Instagram feed (@naledgesince82).
Raised on the East side of Chicago. Globally Local. Cheers!